ACE Thanks Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers for Urging Swift Action on E15 in Midwest States
Posted on 02/09/2023
Today, a bipartisan group of 31 lawmakers sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) urging swift and diligent implementation of the outstanding regulatory action to remove the 1-psi volatility waiver for gasoline-ethanol blends in Midwest states, as the 2023 summer driving season quickly approaches. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement thanking the lawmakers:
“This letter is the most recent example of the strong bipartisan support ethanol has in Congress. ACE is most grateful to these lawmakers for working together to urge the Administration to proceed without further delay on the governors’ plan to ensure uninterrupted market access to E15 in their states. The statutory deadlines for EPA to act on the governors’ plan have already lapsed, so each day that passes without action by the Administration increases the sense of urgency to cut the E15 red tape before the summer driving season commences.
“In addition to supporting the governors’ plan for E15 in their states, we echo the Members of Congress in calling for a nationwide and permanent solution for fuel retailers, consumers and the environment, and this will be a top priority at our fly-in in DC next month.”
A copy of the letter can be accessed here.